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Our passion is breeding birds, and we love to share this with our readers. Have a look through some of our articles below where we share our knowledge of the finer points of bird breeding.

Crimson Finch Photos

Crimson Finch Photos

I have had a good season with the crimson finches and bred some really nice birds. I took some time out during the week to take a few photos. I hope you like the photos of some of the young. Breeding Crimson Finches has been a successful process, so I will follow this...

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Testing Seed For Germination

The bird seed growing areas in eastern Australia have been badly affected by drought for the past two years. Stocks of seed are low and good quality seed is hard to get. Always test your seed when you purchase it to determine the germination percentage. Old seed of...

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Colony Breeding in Finches

Of all the birds I keep I do not colony breed. With the exception of two pair of Gouldians per flight everything else is bred in single pairs. This is not to say colonies don’t work, it is saying it is not necessary. The example is that if you have five pairs of a...

Update to Finch Breeding Basics

I  have made some changes to my Finch Breeding Basics article, which was the first article that I posted on this website. I have added a bit more information on the basic pointers for maintaining good quality stocks of finches that you have bred. If I can think of...

My Finch Aviary Brushing Methods

When brushing an aviary the brush can be attached in may different ways and usually every bird breeder has their own way of doing this. I use a variety of methods, the first of which I will describe below: The Poly Pipe Fastening Method: To use the brush in this way...

Steel Aviary or Wooden Aviary Construction?

I received this email from a user of this website, and I thought it would be a great idea for a quick post. Here is the email: I've been into breeding finches before but have always had timber built aviaries with the old asbestos roofing. I don't want to use these...

Finch Breeding Basics

I have kept finches for over 30 years but seriously since 1984 when I moved to Broken Head, NSW.I am a finch breeder and that’s all I keep. I always try to improve whatever species I choose to breed because this is what I believe all true bird breeders should aspire...

New Season Rebrushing Complete

I have finally finished rebrushing the aviaries for the upcoming Autumn It is amazing how quickly the finches respond to the fresh brush and nesting material Quite a few nests have already been built, and birds are sitting. The first aviaries that I did several weeks...

Gouldian Finches

Is there a more beautiful finch than the Gouldian? An old friend of mine said they must have been the most beautiful creature ever created and I tend to agree. This is the time of the year when you start to see the results of the past breeding season. The birds are...

Western Australian Longtail Finch

These birds are one of my favourite finches. I have always had them. The yellow beak defines them from the eastern race, the Hecks Longtail with its somewhat stronger tones of colour and the distinctive red beak. I do not keep the Hecks as I find I need as much room...

Website Is Open!

Broken Head Aviaries is now openWe hope you enjoy our site. Things will be added and cleaned up slowly, and I hope you find everything interesting. Feel free to contact us if you have a comment.